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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 224b
People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   16.1 0.4 15.9 0.5 16.3 0.6 14.0 1.0 17.0 1.0
Age 0-17 13.2 0.7 13.0 0.8 12.7 0.9 13.4 1.8 14.1 1.2
18-44 16.9 0.7 16.6 0.7 17.2 0.9 13.6 1.4 18.9 1.7
45-64 17.5 0.8 17.3 0.8 17.6 0.9 15.9 1.7 20.5 1.9
65 and over 17.6 0.9 17.6 0.9 18.1 1.0 13.2 2.1 18.3 2.6
Gender Male 15.7 0.6 15.6 0.6 15.7 0.7 14.5 1.5 15.9 1.4
Female 16.4 0.5 16.2 0.5 16.8 0.6 13.6 1.1 18.0 1.1
Family incomea Negative/poor 18.1 1.1 18.1 1.3 18.9 1.7 15.3 1.5 18.2 1.9
Near poor/low 16.6 1.0 16.3 1.1 16.1 1.3 15.1 1.7 17.7 2.0
Middle 15.4 0.7 15.6 0.8 16.3 0.9 13.6 2.0 14.3 1.7
High 15.7 0.7 15.5 0.8 15.9 0.8 11.6 2.1 18.6 2.4
Educationb Less than high school 17.9 0.9 17.0 1.0 17.6 1.2 14.2 1.5 20.9 1.8
High school graduate  17.0 0.8 17.0 0.8 17.5 0.9 14.8 1.5 17.1 2.0
At least some college 17.1 0.7 17.0 0.7 17.5 0.8 14.1 1.5 18.8 1.9
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 15.1 0.5 15.1 0.6 15.5 0.6 12.6 1.3 15.4 1.3
Public only 16.8 1.0 16.8 1.3 17.5 1.9 15.6 1.6 17.0 1.6
Uninsured  20.0 1.5 19.4 1.8 19.2 2.1 17.9 3.8 22.0 2.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 15.6 1.4 15.5 1.5 16.0 1.7 15.5 4.1 17.3 4.6
Medicare and private  17.5 1.2 17.7 1.2 18.1 1.3 13.0 3.5 * *
Medicare and other public 23.5 2.9 23.4 3.3 27.1 4.5 * * 23.7 4.9
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 16.6 0.5 16.3 0.6 16.9 0.8 14.3 1.3 18.4 1.3
Metropolitan-small 15.6 1.0 15.8 1.1 16.0 1.2 14.1 2.3 13.4 1.4
Micropolitan  14.9 1.6 15.0 1.5 15.4 1.7 10.4 2.5 * *
Noncore-adjacent 15.3 2.0 15.1 2.1 15.5 2.1 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  14.9 2.6 14.7 2.6 15.3 2.9 * * * *
CSHCN Yes  15.8 1.3 16.3 1.5 16.2 1.8 17.1 2.8 12.7 2.0
No 12.5 0.7 12.0 0.8 11.7 1.0 12.2 1.9 14.4 1.3
Language spoken most often at home English  15.9 0.5 15.9 0.5 16.2 0.6 13.9 1.0 16.0 1.3
Other 17.8 1.5 17.5 3.0 * * * * 18.0 1.6
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 21.5 1.1 21.3 1.1 21.6 1.3 19.0 2.3 24.3 2.5
Complex activities 25.0 1.3 24.7 1.4 24.8 1.6 24.5 3.6 28.7 3.7
Neither basic nor complex activities 16.1 0.6 15.9 0.6 16.5 0.7 12.8 1.1 18.4 1.4

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. Activity limitations include persons age 18 and over.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: children with special health care needs; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

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